Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Book and Current Winter Exhibitions

November's here and it's that time to bundle up and get the sweaters out if you're here in Los Angeles (or sweep those leaves up and get the snow shovel ready if you're further up North).  I miss those Autumn colors I used to see in Montreal, like the entire forest was ablaze with color but in a good way, not a run for your life way.  I have posted this recent painting to pay homage to the memory of those crisp and colorful autumn days.

'Remembrance'.....oil on panel......8x10 inches (SOLD)


I'm proud to announce the release of my new book "UNCOMMON GROUND"! This is a compilation of my favorite pieces from the last five years, and includes some never before seen  color studies that I created for my larger studio pieces. Makes an awesome holiday gift for yourself or the art lover in your family! Copies are available in hard and soft covers and may be purchased online by clicking here.

Here is a brief overview of exhibitions I am currently participating in this month. 

'Vagabonds at Rest'......oil on panel......9x12 inches

Two of my new small paintings are currently on display at InSight Gallery's 'Small Works Show'. This exciting group exhibition runs until December 31, 2011. There's still time to hustle on over to Fredericksburg, TX and stop in for a look.  For more info and to view online exhibition click here.

'Pick Up or Delivery'......oil on panel.....18x22 inches

I am also exhibiting my new painting 'Pick Up or Delivery' at Waterhouse Gallery's annual 'Great American Figurative Artists' show. I am delighted to be part of this wonderful group show filled with top-notch figurative painters. For more info and to view online exhibition click here.


'Lahaina Leisure'......oil on panel......14x18 inches

I am extremely honored and delighted that my painting 'Lahaina Leisure' was awarded Honorable Mention from Southwest Art Magazine's '1st Annual Artistic Excellence Competition'.
Click here to view complete online editorial from Southwest Art Magazine's December 2011 issue!

That's all for now folks. Stay tuned for more adventures as 'Winter' takes the stage and 2011 gives way to the new and exciting, very highly publicized 2012. There hasn't been so much apocalyptic anticipation for a New Year since we had the Y2K bug destroy all the PC clocks and shut down civilization as we knew it!  Boy, that was a disappointment, here I still am using the internet ;-)

Wishing you and yours a very memorable, magical and peaceful Holiday Season!


Denise Rose said...

Love all your work and so excited about the book! Just ordered my own copy! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season too and tell Ben hello for me! I hope to get to another workshop with you guys someday - it was one of the highlights of my year!

Fernando Pena said...

Jennifer, wonderful paintings all of them, thanks for sharing

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Love that little statue - your standard great grasp of feeling of light. Happy Thanksgiving

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Denise,

I appreciate the warm comment and thank you so much for purchasing a copy of my book :) You will be happy to know your painting 'Remembrance' is featured in the book.
You have a wonderful Holiday Season as well and I hope to see you soon!

Happy Painting!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Fernando and Bill!
Happy Holidays :)

Edward Burton said...

My wife bought me your book for Christmas, so I have a little while to wait.....which I can't! I know It'll be fantastic.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Christmas is just around the corner Edward :)
Hope you enjoy the book!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

David Teter said...

Looks like you have been busy.
Congrats on the book, no doubt it's a gem. I'll have to check it out.
Haven't seen your (original) work for a while, will have to visit one of your galleries.
Say hello to Ben...
and keep painting!

Anonymous said...

"Remembrance" is a fine piece. Your sense of light is immaculate!

Congrats on the shows and book and...Southwest Art! To me that's the "big time!"

Here's hoping that 2012 is, prediction-wise, just a big a disappointment as Y2k! ;-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks for the kudos David! Will let Ben know you said hello :-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you so much A.Decker! I appreciate your generous comments. Here's to an incredibly exciting and magical 2012!